PNG 301
Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Drilling Rigs on Fixed Production Platforms


In addition to the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) discussed so far, offshore wells can be drilled from fixed production platforms. Figure 8.14 shows a picture of the Hibernia Platform in the Atlantic Ocean offshore of Newfoundland, Canada. As seen in this photo, the Hibernia Platform has two drilling rigs for simultaneous drilling or workover operations. In addition to these rig activities, the Hibernia Platform handles production activities such as fluid separation and processing.

Figure 8.14: Hibernia Production, Quarters, and Drilling Platform